WOW..I have been using vonage for almost a year and a half, with no problems. Maybe it was a special offer (which i am pretty sure i have seen recently) where it was a free router, 2 months free and unlimited calls to anywhere in the US and Canada for 24.99 a month. My total bill has never exceeded 29 bucks. Not quite sure why you would only get 500 outgoing mins for basically the same price as i got for unlimited.
Originally Posted by lath19
Your probably only a short haul to the nearest vonage switch.
Originally Posted by TonySD
My bad, I failed to explain.
Originally Posted by Socrates
The key to this is being as close to the the provider VOIP switch as possible, with the most concrete internet access you can get. If you get stuck with jitter or packet loss, the service quality is going to suck ass. Short hops and good latency are key.
If your going to try and do this over a cable modem, which is more of a shared resource, its going to be problematic in the afternoons/evenings/weekends when those networks are used more.
If you can throw up an Asterisks box, and get the service from somewhere close to you, your going to be in really good shape.